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Announcing investment in arts and cultural festivals
$48,000 invested in 40 neighborhood arts festivals and events through the two year Neighborhood & Community Arts (NCA) grant program.
Racial Equity Fund <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Grants to Seattle's community-based organizations to build capacity in the community to address structural racism. 8/25/2016
Lunch + Learn <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Please join us for a special Lunch + Learn, celebrating Black History Month. Artists Barbara Earl Thomas, Aramis Hamer and C. Davida Ingram will present their work and Ingram will moderate a conversation about how their artwork reflects their cultural heritage. Doors open at 11:30am. Presentation from 12:00-1:00pm
City of Music Career Day <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
City of Music Career Day, provides high school and college students, ages 16 – 24, with direct access to music industry professionals through networking, experiential learning, engaging workshops, and performances.

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Rental Coordinator <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI) is a facility offering rental of the facility spaces and theater areas to other organizations and the public. LHPAI is seeking an Events Booking Representative to provide rental scheduling support for this facility. This position is often the first point of contact for the public and also serves as a member of the LHPAI team and the Office of Arts & Culture, cooperating with staff and the public to provide information and rental services. 2/16/2016
Communications & Outreach Intern <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
The Office of Arts & Culture is seeking a Communications & Outreach undergraduate intern who will join the team to assist in all aspects of managing the office's events and communications, including preparation and dissemination of print and online marketing materials, pre-event planning and logistics, day-of-event onsite work and planning. 2/16/2016
Writer/poet residency
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) seeks a practicing, published poet, fiction, or creative non-fiction writer for a unique project-based artist residency in the northwest tower of the Fremont Bridge. The selected writer will undertake an in-depth exploration of the bridge and write a piece in response to the experience. 2/16/2016
Lighting artist residency
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) seeks a lighting artist or lighting artist team for a unique project-based artist residency in the southwest tower on the University Bridge. The selected lighting artist(s) will undertake an in-depth exploration of Seattle’s three historic bascule bridges: the University, Fremont, and Ballard bridges, and create a conceptual plan for lighting each bridge. 2/16/2016
Youth Arts grant
Making a difference in the lives of Seattle middle and high school youth by providing arts education beyond the regular school day in neighborhoods throughout the city. 2/10/2016
Center City Art Plan
UPDATED CALL: The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, (ARTS) in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will commission one artist, or artist team of no more than two, to work with SDOT and ARTS staff to research, develop, and create a Public Art Plan for downtown Seattle based on current capital projects in Seattle’s downtown core.2/9/2016
smART ventures grant
Encouraging innovation and widening cultural participation, particularly by individuals, organizations and communities that may not qualify for other grant programs. Accepting applications year-round, smART ventures is flexible, inclusive and simple.

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Spacefinder Seattle <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Looking for rehearsal space by the hour, or an old warehouse for your new theater? Looking for studio space by the month, or an empty retail space for a gallery? Check out Spacefinder Seattle.
Maps & Apps
We invite you to chart your own course through the city keeping an eye out for art in unexpected places. Art gives shape to Seattleʼs urban fabric. Since 1973, Seattle has proudly supported this endeavor with its 1% for Art program. Venture into Seattleʼs many neighborhoods and find other engaging works of art. The cityʼs collection includes more than 400 permanent public artworks. Enjoy your journey. We hope you are inspired, delighted and challenged along the way.
Racial Equity
Resources and events related to the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative.

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